There have been a few hospitals around the country that have been administering "gender-affirming surgeries" to minors, such as a mastectomy to 15-year-old girls who feel like they're stuck in the wrong body. An investigation has recently uncovered that Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN has been pushing gender-transitioning surgeries on kids because they're a major money maker.
The Journal of Clinical Medicine showed that Boston Children's Hospital has performed 300 "gender-affirming surgeries" in the last four years, showing that there has been a dangerous rise in the trans agenda. Jeremi Carswell, MD, who is the director of Gender Multispecialty Service (GeMS) at Boston Children's Hospital, spoke in an official video about how children know they're transgender "from the minute they're born." Unfortunately, this is certainly not the only hospital that is engaging in reckless, dangerous surgeries and procedures that target minors.
Doctor at Vanderbilt University Transgender Clinic Admits Gender Transition Surgeries Are "A Big Money Maker"
Conservative commentator and political activist Matt Walsh researched the transgender clinic at Vanderbilt University to find out what exactly the department has been doing to children in the name of radical gender theory.
"My team and I have been investigating the transgender clinic at Vanderbilt here in Nashville. Vanderbilt drugs, chemically castrates, and performs double mastectomies on minors," he tweeted on Wednesday.
The transgender clinic opened in 2018 and during that year, Dr. Shayne Taylor says on video during a lecture that the surgeries performed on trans youth are a "big money maker," especially because they require a lot of follow-up care (which equals more money). Dr. Ellen Clayton also said in a lecture that any "conscientious objections" would be deemed "problematic" and not listened to, including doctors who declined to participate due to "religious beliefs."
Matt Walsh also found that Vanderbilt created a program called Trans Buddies, which assigns trans activists to attend appointments with trans patients and make sure the doctors don't misgender them. The website also showed that the clinic performs chemical castration and hormone therapy on children.
He also shared a Zoom video from Vanderbilt Psychiatry's YouTube in 2020 in which the presenter says the department gives irreversible hormone drugs to kids as young as 13 years old.
Even worse, plastic surgeon Julien Winocour said in a presentation that they gladly perform double mastectomies on adolescent girls as long as they are accompanied by "one letter of persistent well documented gender dysphoria by a licensed mental health provider."
Not long after Matt shared this information, Vanderbilt's transgender clinic deleted their entire website and issued a statement.
"VUMC requires parental consent to treat a minor patient who is to be seen for issues related to transgender care and never refuses parental involvement in the care of transgender youth who are under age 18," the statement read. "Our policies allow employees to decline to participate in care they find morally objectionable and do not permit discrimination against employees who choose to do so. This includes employees whose personal or religious beliefs do not support gender-affirming care for transgender persons."
"VUMC began its Transgender Health Clinic because transgender individuals are a high-risk population for mental and physical health issues and have been consistently underserved by the U.S. health system," the statement continues. "We have been and will continue to be committed to providing family-centered care to all adolescents in compliance with state law and in line with professional practice standards and guidance established by medical specialty societies."
Tennessee governor Bill Lee and Senator Marsha Blackburn are seeking an investigation into the clinic.